In order to gain exclusive rights to provide project management, engineering and EPC services throughout the life of MFDevCo projects, Aibel has committed to investing in establishing the working structure for MFDevCo and the Consortium, supporting business development through the provision of upfront engineering on target projects and providing engineering services to further the engineering specification of MFDevCo’s existing solutions and their ongoing refinement. This latter aspect of Aibel’s commitment will allow us to target fields in deeper water, further improve cost efficiencies and take advantage, in future, of emerging proven technologies. It will also, critically, improve our ability to demonstrate at an early evaluation stage the robust technical suitability of the solutions for a given field and, with a very high level of confidence, the associated costings.
MFDevCo has been developing and progressing its marginal field initiative for six years but this agreement with Aibel is very significant, not only in terms of the validation of the company’s business model but also, perhaps more importantly, in demonstrating to potential clients and partners the world-leading experience and capability that is now available to MFDevCo to ensure the successful development and delivery of marginal field projects.
In addition, MFDevCo and CDPL have agreed to investigate the possibility of additional services (potentially including fabrication) being provided, through CDPL, by sister companies, where such services can be offered on competitive terms and no conflict exists with other members of the Consortium.